Salad with Berries, Grilled Lemon Chicken, Feta and Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Salad with Berries, Grilled Lemon Chicken, Feta and Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing


Today was like Christmas for me! I opened my terrace door and walked intently on a temperature that was most undoubtedly dead acceptable for grilling. Yes, grilling season has arrived and that I couldn’t be additionally prepared for it! I like the flavour of grilled chicken. I love the feeling of essentially cooked something for that matter. It's a flavour that can’t be imitated from baking or pan searing. I did dialogue with this formula whether or not to try to a baked crisp panko crusty lemon chicken or a grilled lemon chicken. I’m glad I went with a cooked version. It's excellent with this dish and cookery the chicken may be a good and easy flavour foil.

I conjointly set to add one among my latest favourites in cheese, Feta. It pairs astonishingly well with the tartness of the blackberries and sweetness of the strawberries, and it enhances the slight tang of the lemon chicken. I conjointly thought a dish this delicious wouldn’t do with a store bought dressing. Thus I created a straightforward do-it-yourself version. It's improbably simple, and if you wish to shave off the step of grating the onion, you'll merely replace it with a 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of onion powder. Enjoy!

Berry, Lemon Chicken and Feta Salad

Ingredients


  • 1 (11 oz) pkg Spring Mix Salad Blend (I used Dole)
  • 1 lb strawberries , sliced
  • 11 oz black berries
  • 8 oz Feta cheese , crumbled
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese , finely shredded
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • finely grated lemon zest , for topping (optional)
  • poppy seed dressing , recipe follows
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Instructions


  1. To assemble salads:
  2. Layer dish mix onto serving plates. Divide strawberries, blackberries, almonds, Feta and Parmesan cheese over dish. Prime with grilled lemon chicken, sprinkle with lemon peel if desired. Drizzle prime with flavoured dressing. Serve straight off.
  3. For the grilled lemon chicken:
  4. Place chicken during a giant resealable bag and pound thicker parts of the chicken to fair thickness exploitation the flat aspect of a meat mallet. In a mixing bowl whisk along juice, lemon zest, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken in a resealable bag, seal bag whereas pressing out the maximum amount excess air as doable. Move chicken around pro re nata to equally distribute marinade and permit chicken to rest at temperature for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat a grill to moderately high heat. Brush grill grates gently with oil and transfer chicken to grill (if you notice lemon peel and garlic projected to at least one portion of the chicken quite another brush it on the chicken to equally distribute). Grill six-eight minutes then rotate chicken to different aspect and grill till an internal temperature of chicken registers 165 degrees on a second scan measuring instrument (total grill time can vary supported thickness of chicken breasts, thus merely take care to ascertain the temporary worker for doneness). Transfer to a plate, cowl with foil and permit to rest for ten minutes, then slice through strips concerning 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Recipe Source: cooking classy

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